Internet misuse causes harm

People intent on causing harm to others by misusing the Internet are a modern-day threat that the global IT community is doing all it can to overcome, one of the web's so-called "founding fathers" said this week. Dr. Vinton Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google and one of the original designers of the virtual network, gave the reassuring message at the Internet Governance Forum in Geneva. In addition to improving cybersecurity, Dr. Cerf told Daniel Johnson that other challenges include creating an affordable information sharing platform that far more people could use, as more than half the planet still lacks online access.